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|Title: ||Prevalence of Genital Chlamydia and Gonococcal Infections in at-Risk Women in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana|
|Authors: ||Opoku, Baafuor K.|
|Issue Date: ||2011|
|Publisher: ||Sex Transm Infect (BMJ)|
|Citation: ||Sex Transm Infect, July 2011 Vol 87, Suppl 1|
|Abstract: ||Background To study the prevalence of genital chlamydia and
gonococcal infections in women at risk of acquiring sexually
transmitted infections in the Kumasi metropolis, Ghana.
Methods Structured interviews and clinical examination of participants
aged between 18 and 35 years (inclusive) were carried out.
Other inclusive criteria were having at least three sexual acts per
week and having had at least two sexual partners in the preceding
3 months. Vaginal swabs were also obtained to test for gonorrhoea
and chlamydia infections.
Results One thousand and seventy women participated in the study.
Genital chlamydia infection was found in 4.8% of participants
whilst gonococcal infection was found in 0.9% of participants.
Conclusion The prevalence of genital chlamydia and gonococcal
infections was low in these at-risk women. The prevalence is also
lower than reported in other female populations in the country.|
|Description: ||Paper presented at the Clinical sciences poster session 1: Chlamydia
trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and
related syndromes. Also available at http://group.bmj.com/group/rights-licensing/permissions|
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